Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, says he is also disappointed because he was not selected to be the running mate of Prof. Atta Mills.

Alhaji Mumuni was the running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2004 elections.

Alhaji Mumuni said he thought he should have been selected as running mate by Prof. Mills to contest the 2008 elections.

Alhaji Mumuni who is a lawyer, partnered Prof. John Atta Mills in the 2004 elections on the ticket of the NDC and was one of the three front runners tipped to be chosen for the position. The other two were Betty Mould Iddrissu and John Mahama who was eventually chosen.

Betty Mould Iddrissu who is also a lawyer and currently the Head of Legal and Constitutional Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London is the favourite of former President Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings. Former President Rawlings and his wife had campaigned relentlessly for Betty to be selected.

Speaking to Joy News, Alhaji Mumuni paid tribute to the party, saying even though he is disappointed, upon reflection he thinks that the party has made a strategic decision in choosing John Mahama, and he has come to terms with it and he is prepared to go with the decision.

Alhaji Mumuni said what happened in the run-up to the selection of a running mate for Prof. Mills is an indication of the fact that the NDC is a well endowed party that has an array of men and women of talent, track record of experience and personal integrity who can be called upon to play any role when they are required to do so.

He also said by selecting John Mahama, the NDC has demonstrated that as a political party it is able to make decisions on difficult issues.

Alhaji Mumuni drew his support from NDC members in the northern region.

When news broke that John Mahama was slated to be nominated by Prof. Mills for the position, some of his supporters who were calling for the selection of a Muslim to partner Prof. Mills went on rampage in Tamale and defaced the NDC flag bearer’s posters at the party’s office.

They have since Mahama’s selection threatened defection from the party.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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